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Death notices, June 21, 2016

By Staff

■ Jean Bailey, 80, Grand Junction, died June 18, 2016, at her home. Private family services are planned. She was a retail clerk. Survivors include three sons, Dennis “Lee” Dunlap of Grand Junction, Daniel Dunlap of ...

1 killed, 3 hurt in oil well explosion in North Dakota

By The AP

BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities say a man died and three others were injured in an oil well explosion in western North Dakota. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department says 52-year-old Johnny Stassinos of Rock Springs, Wyoming, died ...

Email letters, June 20, 2016

By Staff

History signifies our continuing need for Second Amendment We keep hearing that the atrocity that occurred in Orlando, Fla. early on June 12 is the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. I submit that it was not. What ...

Man arrested after drug package mailed to wrong address

By The AP

WAYNESBORO — A Waynesboro man has been arrested after police say a package containing marijuana was mailed to the wrong address. News outlets report 24-year-old Dakota Allen Dewitt was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with ...

Security guard at Aurora pot shop killed during robbery

By The AP

AURORA — Aurora police are looking for two men suspected of fatally shooting a security guard at a marijuana dispensary during an armed robbery. The Aurora Sentinel reports that officers were called to the Green Heart Marijuana ...

Thousands turn out for weekend gay pride events

By The AP

DENVER — People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the names or faces of the ...


Sanctuary and assent

By Amy Hamilton

One by one on Sunday night, several dozen people who attended a service for the victims of last week’s Orlando shootings lit a candle. Soon, the heat from the candles glowed with warmth at the altar draped in a rainbow-colored tapestry ...


Schwartz outpaces Tipton in latest funds

By Charles Ashby

Though she’s only been in the race for about three months, Democrat Gail Schwartz outraised the Republican she hopes to replace in Washington, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Schwartz, a two-term member of the Colorado Senate whose district ...

Student Spotlight, June 20, 2016

By Staff

■ Mason Oxford of Hotchkiss and Kendall Franks of Montrose were named to the spring 2016 semester honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. ■ William Meyer of Grand Junction graduated May 22 with a ...

Students who speak 2 languages might receive certification

By Katie Langford

Students who spend years memorizing vocabulary words, verb tenses and gendered nouns will soon be able to earn a tangible sign of accomplishment through School District 51’s proposed certificate of biliteracy. The certification, which ...

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